Talking with the Dentist is a Good Habit to Begin EarlyEach of us needs to talk to the dentist whenever we go. They want to know how things have been going in our mouths, the aches and pains that sometimes come and go, and if anything is of concern to us. This allows our dentist to be able to see what is going on with a bit more clarity. Your child's dentist needs the same information, but it is best coming from your child. They want your child to feel secure asking questions or bringing up concerns. If the child sees you doing it, this can help, but when the child gets asked a question by the dentist, parents need to step back and let the child answer.
The more your child speaks with his or her dentist, the better and more trusting their relationship has the potential to be. Knowing that they can open up and talk about what is going on can help bring a lot of the fear out of the unknown. This can make kids more agreeable to seeing their dentist regularly, too. If your child brings up a concern with you, take note of it. However, also make sure your child knows that he or she can speak directly with their dentist, too. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 235-0313.